from average to ripped, in 1 week

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    May 03, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    okay, so maybe that's baloney, but question goes, how can someone who is average proportioned and average weight.... some fat, some muscle, some bones icon_razz.gif get to be ripped.

    I see guys all the time who just make me think they've always been ripped just because of genetics, am I wrong? can guys go from average to ripped by upping protein, working out more?

    I've yet to see a before and after (in real life) of a guy who was average and a year later ripped.



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    May 04, 2009 4:01 AM GMT
    I have?
  • UncleverName

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    May 04, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    Are you suggesting that guys don't have to work for it?

    Developing the body you want takes time, effort and discipline. All 3 of those are required. And it takes a lot of time.

    Yes, what you look like given the above 3 is largely determined by genetics, but until you've reached your genetic limits, it's not really worth talking about.

    Take abs for instance. Some guys can have great looking abs at 10% body fat. Some guys need to get as low as 6%. That's genetics. But both guys can still have visible abs. Just might be a lot harder for the second guy.

    Depending on where you're at now, it will most likely take you longer than one year to get to where you want to be.

    I did weights for years with some results, but not what I wanted.
    I started seeing a trainer last year, and the difference from following his instructions were extremely pronounced.

    I'd suggest figuring out your particular goals clearly, finding a good trainer, doing what he tells you and then learning as much as possible from him and online. If you don't see visible results in the right direction within 1 month from working out with a trainer, switch trainers. (Reasonable change though; you're not going to go from scrawny/fat to brawny/trim in 1 month).
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    May 04, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    STEROIDS
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    May 04, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    Damn and I thought this was real

    just kidding icon_smile.gif
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    May 04, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    Rome wasn't built in a day bro...icon_lol.gif
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    May 04, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidGetting ripped takes time. It has a lot to do with diet and the energy that you burn. If you're not burning enough calories that you are not going to be very lean. You will store this extra energy as fat.

    One way I lost a lot of body fat was when I walked a pilgrimage in Spain. It is 500 miles long. It took me about a month to walk. I went from a bulky yet muscular 220lb to 187lb in 4 weeks and was totally ripped. I ate like a beast every meal to fuel my long days of walking, usually 10 hours a day. I'm just guessing but I was probably burning well over 3,000 calories a day. That's why I was able to eat, or rather, I needed to eat like a fiend.

    If you can find ways to become more active. Such as walk to work or to the gym and spend more time burning some calories you will, over time, notice the difference in your body.



    you walked the pilgrimage of santiago de compostella? did you have your staff and seashells? where did you start?
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    May 04, 2009 5:29 AM GMT
    maybe I didn't express myself correctly, I do not doubt that it takes effort, I just have yet to meet someone that stated out from being average, and by being healthy active etc got to be ripped, without the use of quasilegal supplements.

    it's encouraging to hear that these people exist.
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    May 04, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    dude it isnt being health and active it is working your ass off
  • TexanMan82

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    May 05, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    I'm on my way there. I was always a bit average to a bit overweight. I've been working out hardcore for about 2 1/2 yrs (with some sporadic lifting about in the preceding 3 years). I've been eating really well for that entire time with some trip ups now and then.

    It's taken a long time to get where I am, and I'm not even close to being where I want. I know that I have AT LEAST another 5 or 6 more years to be about happy. And it may even be longer.

    I think I've accomplished a lot in 2 1/2 years. You can be lean and muscular starting out with an average body. You just have to work your ass off, eat seriously, not drink that often, and get plenty of sleep.

    Not many people can hold this kind of lifestyle for a long time. Many begin it, few follow it religiously. Hell, I feel as if I've BARELY scratched the surface when it comes to my working out ability/potential.
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    May 05, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    chungo44 said
    muchmorethanmuscle saidGetting ripped takes time. It has a lot to do with diet and the energy that you burn. If you're not burning enough calories that you are not going to be very lean. You will store this extra energy as fat.

    One way I lost a lot of body fat was when I walked a pilgrimage in Spain. It is 500 miles long. It took me about a month to walk. I went from a bulky yet muscular 220lb to 187lb in 4 weeks and was totally ripped. I ate like a beast every meal to fuel my long days of walking, usually 10 hours a day. I'm just guessing but I was probably burning well over 3,000 calories a day. That's why I was able to eat, or rather, I needed to eat like a fiend.

    If you can find ways to become more active. Such as walk to work or to the gym and spend more time burning some calories you will, over time, notice the difference in your body.



    you walked the pilgrimage of santiago de compostella? did you have your staff and seashells? where did you start?


    Hahaha...funny funny funny
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    May 06, 2009 3:14 PM GMT
    oceanboy11 saidokay, so maybe that's baloney, but question goes, how can someone who is average proportioned and average weight.... some fat, some muscle, some bones icon_razz.gif get to be ripped.

    I see guys all the time who just make me think they've always been ripped just because of genetics, am I wrong? can guys go from average to ripped by upping protein, working out more?

    I've yet to see a before and after (in real life) of a guy who was average and a year later ripped.





    Try average to ripped in just three months. Go to Bodyforlife.com and you will many MANY examples.
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    May 06, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    oceanboy11 saidokay, so maybe that's baloney, but question goes, how can someone who is average proportioned and average weight.... some fat, some muscle, some bones icon_razz.gif get to be ripped.

    I see guys all the time who just make me think they've always been ripped just because of genetics, am I wrong? can guys go from average to ripped by upping protein, working out more?

    I've yet to see a before and after (in real life) of a guy who was average and a year later ripped.





    I've seen it done in that time frame, especially with people in their teens/ early twenties.

    A lot of people don't have the genetics for 'ripped' though. I certainly don't, not without steroids anyhow.

    Despite that, most people can look good with their shirt off, with a bit of time in the gym and a careful diet.
  • pelotudo87

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    May 06, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle:

    did u hav any loose skin from losing all that weight so quickly?
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    May 06, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    oceanboy11 saidokay, so maybe that's baloney, but question goes, how can someone who is average proportioned and average weight.... some fat, some muscle, some bones icon_razz.gif get to be ripped.

    I see guys all the time who just make me think they've always been ripped just because of genetics, am I wrong? can guys go from average to ripped by upping protein, working out more?

    I've yet to see a before and after (in real life) of a guy who was average and a year later ripped.




    Yes.

    Discipline.
    Smarts.
    Patience.
    Persistence.
    Continuity.
    Diet.
    Resistance Training.
    HIIT.
  • GQjock

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    May 06, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    No, there's no way you can do it in a week

    But you can do it .... or at least get as ripped as your genetics will allow
    It takes will power ..... cutting the carbs
    lowering the cals
    exercising right ... and that means skirting along the thin line of over exercising to get there
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    May 06, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    bcpm said
    chungo44 said
    muchmorethanmuscle saidGetting ripped takes time. It has a lot to do with diet and the energy that you burn. If you're not burning enough calories that you are not going to be very lean. You will store this extra energy as fat.

    One way I lost a lot of body fat was when I walked a pilgrimage in Spain. It is 500 miles long. It took me about a month to walk. I went from a bulky yet muscular 220lb to 187lb in 4 weeks and was totally ripped. I ate like a beast every meal to fuel my long days of walking, usually 10 hours a day. I'm just guessing but I was probably burning well over 3,000 calories a day. That's why I was able to eat, or rather, I needed to eat like a fiend.

    If you can find ways to become more active. Such as walk to work or to the gym and spend more time burning some calories you will, over time, notice the difference in your body.



    you walked the pilgrimage of santiago de compostella? did you have your staff and seashells? where did you start?


    Hahaha...funny funny funny


    what is so funny?
  • Webster666

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    May 11, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    1) Work out hard with heavy weights
    2) Burn more calories than you take in